TintagelTintagel (Cornish: Tre war Venydh) is a village on the north coast of Cornwall and is best known for its medieval castle, which is also known as King Arthur's Castle.
By carTintagel is on the B3263, both ends of which link to the A39 near Camelford at its southern end and via Boscastle to the north.
By busTintagel can be reached using the First Kernow services 94/95 that travel between Wadebridge and Bude (with connection at Wadebridge to Bodmin Parkway railway station via the BlueFlash 11A bus).
Tintagel is a small village which can be easily explored on foot.
By carThe main car park is next to the Tintagel Visitor Centre.
phone: +44 1840 770328address: Bossiney Road, PL34 0HEThe castle overlooks the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views. Tintagel Castle is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit the nearby Merlin's Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. Beach café available. There is no parking on site. Pay and display parking in the village, 600 metres away. Between March and September, you can get a ride in a Landover down the hill from the main gate to the ticket office, cafe and exhibition room for £2 per person, but after that, access is via sometimes steep staircases with handrails, which will be a problem for people with mobility limitations. Wear good shoes. There may be high winds, so bring a jacket.
Bossiney Cove and Benoath CoveThese beaches are in a sheltered cove below the cliffs of Bossiney. Park in the small lay-by at the top of Bossiney Hill for an easy descent to Bossiney Cove. Toilets and payphone but no other facilities.
phone: +44 1840 770024address: Fore St, PL34 0DBNational Trust site. 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse with a famously wavy slate roof and over 600 years of history.
Tintagel Toy Museum & Collectors' Shopphone: +44 1840 770354address: Fore St, PL34 0DDA small toy shop with many vintage toys on sale that it is effectively a museum. Has a small New Age section as well with candles and oracle cards.
phone: +44 1840 250359address: Church Hill, PL35 0DJAn attractive, but small grade-I listed Norman church. Much like Tintagel Castle it lies on a hill.
Tintagel Visitor's Centrephone: +44 1840 779084An unusually shaped building near a car park providing tourist information, a small museum with exhibits related to the area and a gift shop. Also has toilets.
phone: +44 1840 779121address: Bossiney Rd, PL34 0AH
The town has plenty of souvenir stores too.
Tintagel Honey Shopaddress: Fore St, PL34 0DAA small shop dedicated to locally produced honey.
Pendragon Giftsphone: +44 1840 770847address: Fore St, PL34 0DASells souvenirs such as beerware and weaponry such as swords.
Beach CaféServes Cornish cream teas, crab sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, and Cornish pasties
phone: +44 1840 779500address: Fore Street PL34 0DAChild-friendly café serving breakfasts, lunches and some evening meals.
phone: +44 1840 770200address: Trebarwith Strand, PL34 0HDSet in seven acres of wooded valley and garden on the north coast of Cornwall, this former corn mill serves a modern British menu using local and seasonal produce. Accommodation also available.
The Olive Gardenphone: +44 1840 779270address: Atlantic Road, PL34 0DDItalian restaurant.
phone: +44 1840 770628address: Fore St, PL34 0DAA traditional pub with extensive wine and cocktail menus.
phone: +44 1840 770238address: Fore Street, PL34 0DBTraditional Cornish inn with 10 bedrooms. Also has bar and restaurant.